Due to its preventive effect on stress, the importance of recreational activities has increased in today’s society that pandemic has been experienced. Outdoor recreational activities are limited during the quarantine period. Opportunities to relieve stress are also limited because the continuation of physical activity is restricted in closed areas.
University students having physical activity at a certain level through their regular going to campus and coming from there cannot go to campus during this pandemic term. The youth who have the opportunity to reach many of recreational activities in campus are not be able to benefit from these opportunities sufficiently because of pandemic. In the literature among the studies in Turkey, there is no evaluation about the recreational activities of the youth during social crisis terms like pandemic and pandemic processes having global effects. This study is the product of effort that provides removing this gap in the literature to some extent.
This research is carried out via literature survey. In the light of data acquired from the literature, the recreational situations of university students are evaluated within the scope of recreational activities fact and some evaluations are made on the fact of recreational activities and on the change in recreational activities due to Coronavirus pandemic at last period.
In this study the recreational situations of the youth are discussed and the most popular activities for recreation among the youth, their attitude to these recreational activities and the obstacles in the way of them about this topic are evaluated. In addition, it is remarked that the quarantine period has increased their spare time and especially the families must guide them for recreation.
Within the scope of information obtained from the literature the aim of this study is to draw attention to the recreational situations of university students and the problems they face in this topic, to indicate the rising importance of recreation during pandemic term and to bring forward some proposals which will provide them to reach a healthier socialization and personality development.
In this study, epidemics triggering holocaust are evaluated as a social fact causing being disadvantageous from the aspect of individuals affected. It is found that during the process of pandemic intra-family (consequently intra-group) interaction has increased sociologically whereas other social relations are limited and intergroup interaction has decreased. As a result, starting from this rise in the recreational activities of university students during quarantine process, it is obtained that recreational activities have undergone a transformation as activities that are generally passive and individual rather than being active and in group and carried out in closed places rather than outdoors for these who live in cities especially living in apartment buildings. It is found out that there is a need for the studies which will create and raise awareness about the importance of recreation among students, their families, educators and society during all this time in quarantine.
It is aimed that this study will contribute to the youth, society and creators of social policy about the importance of recreation by creating an awareness related to the topic during the quarantine period.
Coronavirus Quarantine University Students Recreation Family